Tuesday, 17 January 2017

B for Russian Banya

A week ago we had The 5th World Festival of Walruses (V Światowy Festiwal Morsowania) in Kolobrzeg. We call 'walruses' the cold water swimmers. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the swimmers, but I have a few pictures of a Russian banya (sauna) and a hot barrel (tub).
During the day...
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Tydzień temu w weekend odbył się V Światowy Festiwal Morsowania w Kołobrzegu.. Niestety nie zrobiłam żadnych zdjęć kąpiącym się morsom, ale za to mam zdjęcia ruskiej bani i gorącej beczki.
W ciągu dnia...
and in the evening...
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i wieczorem...
Can you see the gentleman having a bath in the picture below? ;)
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Czy widzisz mężczyznę w gorącej beczce na poniższym zdjęciu? ;)
I really wanted to take pictures of cold water swimmers during the evening, but unfortunately I was too late :(
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Bardzo chciałam zrobić wieczorne zdjęcia morsom, ale niestety spóźniłam się na ich kąpiel :(


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  1. Wow, this is really unusual! Even better than seeing the freezing swimmers, I think. Spasibo.

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    1. Yes, it looks so cool, especially in the evening.

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  2. Like Dina said already, very unusual indeed, I don't think we have something like this in The Netherlands.

    What a wonderful choice for the letter B, some education about another culture in another part of the world. Thank you for sharing this!

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-20b/

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    1. We learn thanks to the ABC Wednesday :)

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  3. brrrrr that looks too cold to take a bath

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    1. You just had to get used to it :)

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  4. What lovely photos ~ especially the night shot of this unique tub ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week Ahead ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, have a good week too.

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  5. A hot tub bath and a sauna in the snow - perfect for those winter nights!

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    1. I haven't tried it myself, but I think it's a good idea.

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  6. Calling by from ABC Wednesday, not sure I would be brave enough to try the banya

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    1. Banya is all right, because it's sauna and warmth. The hard part is rubbing snow in your skin. But I believe this is the fun.

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  7. The Festival of Walruses is for crazy hardy folks!

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    1. Actually, swimming in cold water is good for your immunity. Even cold showers at home makes you healthier.

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    2. Glad you said that, Klara, because I still have not gotten up the courage to this winter to go try our town's indoor swimming pool. I hate cold water. :)

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  8. I don't mind cold water, but 'walrusing' is just too much for me.

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  9. cold water swimming - not gonna happen!

    ROG, ABCW

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  10. We have our polar bear swim on New Year's Day in Vancouver but the Festival of Walruses has a romantic feel to it with the Russian Banya and magnificent hot barrel. And, yes, I can just make out the gentleman in the bath. :)

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  11. So, you call this brave people polar bears. It's cute name. I like polar bears :)

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  12. Lovely pictures

    There is a "Letter Writing Challenge" starting from January 30th. It would be amazing if you could participate in it.
    Here is the link for it http://mrsdashsayss.blogspot.in/2017/01/12-weeks-of-letter-writing-challenge.html

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  13. Thank you, of course, I will!

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